Bristol newcomer just loses out on the Snooker World Championship

Bristol born snooker player Judd Trump has narrowly misse

d out on clinching the World

Snooker

Championship at the Crucible. The final score was 18-15 to Trumps opponent, John Higgins, who claimed his forth world championship win in the process.

To begin with, the newcomer was leading, 10 – 7, but when he missed a blue, as the score was 12-9, Higgins took full advantage and regained the frame and ultimately the match. The game was then largely out of Trumps reach.

It was really tough match-play. I knew I had to come into the third session on Monday afternoon and play great, and I think I did that to get back into the match and make Judd think a little bit.

It was a brilliant way to Higgins to reassert himself in the game, after having served a six month ban for failing to report an approach that was made to him concerning match fixing. He was cleared of the allegations made against him.

Despite not winning his first world championship, Trump took away £125,000 and rapidly moved up the world rankings, now sitting in ninth.

“He was the better player. He was playing a brand of snooker I have never seen before in my life…… we have got the new sensation of the game.” – John Higgins, speaking after the match.